The Causes of Morbid Obesity are Complex

For those who are morbidly obese, the question of, “Why me?” can often enter the thought process. Others assume, as conventional wisdom tells them, that the problem is simply caused by overeating. Morbid obesity, however, is not always the result of eating more calories than are burned.

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Improving Outcomes after Thyroidectomy

Thyroidectomy, the removal of all or part of the thyroid gland, is a surgical procedure used to treat cancer and other thyroid disorders such as an enlarged thyroid (goiter) or overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism). When I see patients with thyroid cancer, I always like to reassure them that thyroid surgery is fairly safe, and deaths from […]

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Outcomes Best with Prompt Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal

A recent study concluded that, for best results, laparoscopic surgery to remove an inflamed gallbladder should be done within 48 hours of hospital admission. I’ve been performing surgery since 1997 and perform about 200 gallbladder surgeries each year. Based on my experience, I agree that when possible it’s best to conduct gallbladder surgery sooner rather […]

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